The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is advising the public to avoid contact with the Meramec River between Fenton, Mo, and the Mississippi River. The Fenton Wastewater Treatment Plant is not operational due to damage from the late December flooding. The damage, which could take months to repair, has resulted in untreated sewage being pumped directly into the Meramec River from homes and businesses.
If anyone should come in contact with the Meramec River between Fenton, Mo, and the Mississippi River, the MSD suggests “immediately and thoroughly” washing with soap and water.
To read the MSD January 29, 2016, posting CLICK HERE.